HOW TO HELP
Current Fundraiser: Farm Business Accelerator Campaign
Help Support Beginning Farmers!
We are currently raising $50,000 to support infrastructure for our Farm Business Accelerator program, including pole barn retrofitting ($15,000), walk-in cooler ($18,000), two storage sheds ($7,000), tractor implement ($2,500), and various utility work including electrical, plumbing, and refrigeration ($7,500). We need the community’s help to support this program and beginning farmers in our region. This year we were honored to receive a 3-year $300,000 grant from the USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program to launch the Accelerator; however, the grant does not cover the costs associated with vitally needed infrastructure for the program.
The Accelerator is a 3-year program offering beginning farmers an alternative entry point to establishing a farm business and a pathway to affordable, long-term land access. The program provides a bridge to business viability for those with existing farm skills and experience through low-cost access to everything needed to launch a successful farm business: land and water, shared infrastructure, technical support, mentorship, marketing assistance, and business education.
By donating, you will be directly providing beginning farmers with the infrastructure needed to successfully establish a farm business in Northern Colorado. This investment in local agriculture will benefit our community many times over for years to come. Donations made to the Farm Business Accelerator Campaign will go directly to infrastructure for the 2022 growing season and support the first cohort of farmers through the program.
Donations can be made online using the form below or by check (Northern Colorado Foodshed Project; Mail to: P.O. Box 78, Laporte, CO 80535). If you would like more information or have questions please contact Carli Donoghue at email@example.com.